rain claims ECS Season 4 Finals MVP award

FaZe player Håvard "rain" Nygaard is the recipient of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of the ECS Season 4 Finals by HLTV.org & Betway. 

The Norwegian talent inspired FaZe to win their first title in two months with an impressive 1.37 playoff rating, topping the scoreboard in each of his team's map wins in the knockout stages apart from the decider map of the grand final, Mirage. Despite that, he was still the top performer of the title decider with an average 1.19 Rating, eclipsing mousesports' Miikka "⁠suNny⁠" Kemppi.

Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard had the highest tournament Rating (1.28) and also led the charts in many other categories, including ADR (94.5), total assists (48) and headshots kills (131).

rain wins his second MVP medal

The other players in consideration for the award heading into the final were Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač, the highest rated player by that point, suNny, mousesports' best player before the final match and the star of the last game of the event, and Tomáš "⁠oskar⁠" Šťastný.

This is the second MVP award of rain's career after the Norwegian won the medal at the ELEAGUE Premier, where he averaged a 1.27 Rating.

Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1299
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1150
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1268
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1042
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
GOD
2017-12-18 03:10
#8
rain | 
Norway Kimmiix
Deserved
2017-12-18 03:11
Budget fer
2017-12-18 23:01
Not really, rain is a monster, like fer
2017-12-18 23:03
EXPECTED FROM MY BOI MONSTA
2017-12-18 03:11
#24
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Brazil coldzao2
0.99 kkkk gz budget fer
2017-12-18 03:12
What?
2017-12-18 03:12
Fer = eco fragger & baiter Rain = god Rain >>>>> Fer Rain 2 MVPs Fer 1 MVP Rain >>>>>>>>>>> Fer
2017-12-18 03:22
+111111
2017-12-18 03:24
#68
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Norway anMu
Yeah and Retard 2faced Toggledo says rain is just budget fer lmao. Sure lol.
2017-12-18 03:29
IF SK was there, ez 2:0 win for SK
2017-12-18 03:49
SK weren't there because ez 16:3'd by ghost ;)
2017-12-18 08:29
Made my day. Thanks
2017-12-18 10:19
cuz they felped bad since they winning everything, gave faze a chance, faze almost lost that chance..
2017-12-18 15:11
Lame ass excuse xD
2017-12-18 17:59
Standins was a huge issue for SK. The reason why they are so good is because of the team play, when they have a missing component, then you have bad results. SK could have seriously taken another W in this one, They almost lost to Mouz which is a joke.
2017-12-18 18:07
Astralis had a standin and made it out if groups xD the main core of the team should be able to beat the shit NA teams they have to play, it's no excuse to say we had a standin. There are multiple times a standin or standin were successful on main offline tournaments. So online should be ez
2017-12-18 18:10
But kntex and dead? What kind of stand in is that.
2017-12-18 18:11
If I told you Glaive and zonic were standing in for Astralis for a major, you would think they wouldn't even win one map xD but they made top 8 lul
2017-12-18 18:13
What fan were you in the past? C9 fan or liquid? faggot.
2017-12-18 18:14
I like how as soon as you didnt have anything else relevant to say about the topic you resorted to calling him a faggot. Pathetic.
2017-12-19 05:59
g2 LUL, tier 3 atmost
2017-12-19 13:19
Is this you trying or? This is sad.
2017-12-19 19:34
Lmao please kys my fucking toes are cringing.
2017-12-19 07:12
your toes are gay
2017-12-19 13:20
Clueless
2017-12-31 23:11
Nope could careless about NA teams, I like liquid over c9 but who cares. At least I'm not over there sucking SKs nuts deepthroating that shit
2017-12-19 17:18
#72
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Brazil augusJ
fer destroyed the FaZe, and even I cheering for FaZe honestly think SK is superior. It is not an individual skill that makes you a better player, but your adaptation to a team.
2017-12-18 03:34
#77
fnx | 
Brazil woentg
only you watch the faze against the Fnatic today there it becomes clear that he who be a Fer
2017-12-18 03:41
#81
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Brazil augusJ
I like FaZe, but the truth is that SK this year is superior, as are his players. Maybe next year...
2017-12-18 03:44
#116
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Other Phinks
The sole reason SK is better is that fallen is actually capable of making great plays or sometimes even carry his team. As where karrigan is mostly a liability fragwise and in clutch situations. You can make a case for taco being quite underwhelming aswell. But still he is better than karrigan.
2017-12-18 11:16
#153
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North America TanK5
+1
2017-12-18 23:28
+1
2017-12-18 07:26
dude wake up, faze won 1st place, get MVP coz SK not play, if they play GZ faze second place .
2017-12-18 05:28
Who said anything about SK as whole? I’m just showing Rain > Fer.
2017-12-18 14:53
dude SK didn't qualify that's why they didn't play. Will everyone be saying Holland/Italy > all but they weren't there (Talking about football world cup)
2017-12-21 15:38
ahahaha you suck motherfucker
2017-12-18 14:31
fuckin +1
2017-12-18 21:05
+1013010314 But seriously you are completely right :D
2017-12-21 15:37
Rain and fer is so similar and they are almost as good so what is your problem to be honest? :)
2017-12-18 03:23
cause they're country is soo shit, poor and corrupted that cs is the only thing they have LUL
2017-12-18 03:29
#92
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Nepal Naughty_O
wtf rain and fer not the same. Rain is superb aimer and a really strong team player. Fer is more unpredictable. Rain is steady and consistent, fer is a yoyo.
2017-12-18 03:57
You are right in some ways but haven't you watched CS for a couple of months??
2017-12-18 06:50
#111
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Czech Republic winkl
Škoda superb?
2017-12-18 09:04
Eco fragger and still.not even close to rain's stats XD NT
2017-12-18 07:45
rainMONSTA
2017-12-18 09:07
#132
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Finland Taynz
Nt
2017-12-18 15:26
Ofc a sk fan
2017-12-20 21:59
ez for best player in the world
2017-12-18 03:53
congrats
2017-12-18 03:10
Expected
2017-12-18 03:10
#4
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United Kingdom iMarbot
ez 4 faze
2017-12-18 03:10
#5
rain | 
United States Yeeeeeh
expected godrain #RUNFAZE #VAMOSFAZE #FAZETOP1
2017-12-18 03:10
#fazeup?!
2017-12-19 13:22
Expected!
2017-12-18 03:11
deserved <3
2017-12-18 03:11
5
2017-12-18 03:11
#10
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United States SERGlO
faze up
2017-12-18 03:11
rain >> niko
2017-12-18 03:11
#39
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Slovakia SRNKO
Yea. ,i totally agree with that :)
2017-12-18 03:15
#134
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Germany Tunio
+1111
2017-12-18 15:36
#12
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Norway SkaMathias
Wp rain
2017-12-18 03:11
expected
2017-12-18 03:11
expected
2017-12-18 03:11
#16
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China TiaNwU
olofGODmeister
2017-12-18 03:11
ez cold #1
2017-12-18 03:11
deserved rain monster <3
2017-12-18 03:11
rip olof :( overall most frags across the all 3 maps
2017-12-18 03:11
rating is based on the impact of the kills.. rain had more impact in the final. also he was a beast in semifinal
2017-12-18 03:13
#38
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Japan Menedreal
Thats true
2017-12-18 03:15
well deserved for the best player in the world
2017-12-18 03:12
Dont start.
2017-12-18 03:16
its true what do you expect
2017-12-18 16:25
I expect a fan boy to say many bulshits.
2017-12-19 04:19
rain best player atm and going into 2018 NiKo plays bad in granfinals coldzera baits and exitfrags 50% of his kills
2017-12-18 03:12
The only problem with Coldzera is that he is a smurf in Pro scene. So it shouldnt be allowed that in CS GO.
2017-12-18 03:17
He have bad games but its hard for him to get a bad KD in the system he plays in SK He is ALWAYS the last guy to die for SK so he can go for exitfrags and save gun everytime something goes wrong in the round He plays aggresive on full eco rounds and get alot of kills from it and he kills target with low HP thats why his ADR is low compared to his KD And lets not forget his bitch TACO that does so many things for him
2017-12-18 03:20
You rly are just repeating what other people says. You didn watched Cold using TACO as a bait. Easy to say, Cold and SK rooster was nothing. They won almost everything in few years. They have shown that they are rly good and have everything that a good team needs, like a Beast (Cold) a mastermind (Fallen) a Crazy (Fer) a good worker (Taco) and Always with good players in the 5º position (Fnx, Felps and Boltz)
2017-12-18 03:24
The Bo3 against NiP when TACO played so fucking bad a guy made a big reddit thread about it He watched everything TACO did that game and he said he was helping coldzera in every way u can Baiting boosting flashing
2017-12-18 03:26
Link pls sounds interesting
2017-12-18 03:46
Hi i was trying to find it but i cant , it was on CSGO reddit , so if u try and filter it when oakland was u maybe find it
2017-12-18 03:50
imgur.com/goYwho8
2017-12-18 15:20
Link
2017-12-18 04:59
Yeah i saw that. Was a really fucking long thread.
2017-12-18 11:59
+1
2017-12-18 18:25
#67
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Brazil zezaoo
lul -1
2017-12-18 03:28
#79
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Brazil augusJ
Coldzera is superior to Niko, we can say that Niko plays more, but what happens that Cold's teamwork is superior, and he wins most of the clutch's against those two, in addition brings true victories important to his team, as well as 8 trophies. FaZe can not win from SK, this has been normal. Unfortunately..
2017-12-18 03:42
''Superior'' both almost the same stats but the diffrence is that NiKo does not bait and get alot of extifrags like coldzera but what coldzera seems to have and NiKo dont is that he tilts so easy in the big games But that will change for sure i bet he is only 20 years old so And rain have had better stats than all of FaZe and SK when they have played -EPICENTER when he was sick And the main reason why SK wins is Fallen and not coldzera but people like to overrate coldzeras KD so much and think he is the main reason for winning
2017-12-18 03:45
#84
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Brazil augusJ
Niko is 20 and Coldzera 23, both still have a long way to go. Now Niko is already a trained professional, we must stop treating him as god, otherwise he will never improve. I like his game, but he leaves something to be desired in the end.
2017-12-18 03:48
3 years can do a big diffrence and SK (coldzera) have played in way more big events as the majors and all that coldzera played really bad vs FNC it was fer and FNX most of the time that was doing good U can see that NiKo tilts easy but its better now than before but it can just get better
2017-12-18 03:53
#93
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Brazil augusJ
I agree with what you say now, but I hope he sees it, because if he does not see it, it's no good for our fans. He has to improve.
2017-12-18 03:58
#23
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Czech Republic tomassks
HOLY SHIT .. Sunny is mvp or oskar
2017-12-18 03:12
#28
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Australia WaxNWayne
They lost though.
2017-12-18 03:12
if u say so then XD
2017-12-18 03:13
mvp goes to one on the winning team
2017-12-18 03:21
#25
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Australia WaxNWayne
Grats rain.
2017-12-18 03:12
#26
fnx | 
Brazil woentg
Cold/FalleN/Fer/Rain/KennyS >>>> Niko
2017-12-18 03:12
RAIN >>>>>>>>> NIKO
2017-12-18 03:13
Deserved. Rain is awesome.
2017-12-18 03:14
NiKo underperforming again.. deserved MVP for rain.
2017-12-18 03:14
#34
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United States lockerboit
deserved, but if not him karrigan he preformed rly good for an igl in the finals or Niko for breaking a lan record during the tournament
2017-12-18 03:14
What a player! ¤Starfish¤
2017-12-18 03:14
Deserved.
2017-12-18 03:14
#37
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United Kingdom IMessiah
Honest top 5 for this year 1. Cold 2. NiKo 3. Rain 4. Fallen 5. Fer
2017-12-18 03:14
Nah you can't just have the 5 from SK and faze on there, it's the whole year, put hobbit in the mix and device, since Astralis won a major this year and made it to semis over SK. It's over the course of the whole year
2017-12-18 18:05
+1
2017-12-20 07:48
#41
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Norway anMu
Fuck off give it to Olof for saving noobs rain and niko in most intense moment in final when both "superstars" were choking af. Without Olof mouz would be lifting trophy rn. Dumb hltv's raw stats awards.
2017-12-18 03:19
#45
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Canada _Dark__
I disagree
2017-12-18 03:17
#51
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Norway anMu
Yeah really relevant opinion from NA brain.
2017-12-18 03:19
#53
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Canada _Dark__
Oh, sure. Really doing justice to that Norway flag there. I'm sure you make Norwegians look good.
2017-12-18 03:20
"Without Olof mouz would be lifting trophy rn." You do realize I can replace Olof with any other player on FaZe and the sentence would still work? "Without GuardiaN mouz would be lifting trophy rn." "Without rain mouz would be lifting trophy rn." "Without NiKo mouz would be lifting trophy rn." "Without karrigan mouz would be lifting trophy rn."
2017-12-18 03:19
#61
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Norway anMu
Well but olof got biggest part of work done un final. Most kills less deaths. And he carried 3th deciding map with almost fucking 40 bombs in 36 rounds when niko and rain got barely 20. Nice farming stats vs shit noobs in group stage to get mvp but be actually garbage in most important moments in final. Hltv just goes to stats of tournament and picks guy with best ranking no matter what. Retarded imo.
2017-12-18 03:24
#65
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Myanmar tictactoe
This is MVP of the entire tournament not MVP of the 'last match of the final'
2017-12-18 03:27
#71
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Norway anMu
Ye but without win in final there would not be trophy at all for faze and mvp would go to oscar or sunny. So huge stats in final > farming stats vs shit tier 2 teams in group. Example of that was Kjaerbye's performance vs VP at Eleague major. Device had been farming eco and exit frags whole event so he had best stats but mvp went to kjaerbye because without him astralis would finish 2nd and device could be licking his ass with "best" stats during whole tournament.
2017-12-18 03:37
You missed the fact that device disappeared in semis iirc and grand final while kjaer was good whole tournament and most importantly he was great in the final
2017-12-18 03:40
Your point is not far off, you're just missing the part where rain was the key to winning Inferno in the final This one is more similar to Snax at DH Las Vegas than Kjaerbye at EL Major, because rain didn't completely disappear, he just had a below-standard map.
2017-12-18 04:02
#122
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Norway anMu
Honestly I have to say good point. I am huge fan of rain and I am really happy for him how good he got since summer break. Final was just to long and to much for my nerves so I could not think straight yesterday. I just saw olof's huge performance during 3th map and wanted him to get at least one mvp this year so badly because he had really harsh year with unsuccessful reuniting of fnatic early this year. Multiple heartbreaking group stage exits, almost finally getting first trophy (especially in front of home crowd) at Dreamhack Summer but denied by SK etc. Now I think there is really small chance of olof getting to top 20 of 2017 tbh.
2017-12-18 12:27
retards cant comprehend that finals isnt only thing that should be scored for MVP
2017-12-18 03:36
#74
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Norway anMu
#71 pls Mr. 3th world no flagger
2017-12-18 03:38
more smarter than your retarded ass btw here is the whole player stats of ECS if your peanut brain still cant comprehend :'^( hltv.org/stats?event=3313
2017-12-18 03:40
Without Device, Astra cant even win againts Navi in Quarterfinal, He also played well on the first map Nuke on Final but choke so hard after that moron, The fact that Kjaebye win the MVP because he also consistent and play in God mode versus VP on the final.
2017-12-18 06:54
#42
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Japan Menedreal
Expected.
2017-12-18 03:16
He deserves it, and has definitely been fazes best player lately Top 4 or 5 on hltv top 20 probably
2017-12-18 03:17
#47
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Brazil Nickzim
Most consistent player from faze by far, deserved.
2017-12-18 03:17
#48
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Australia nahhh
King of Norway <3
2017-12-18 03:17
#49
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Canada _Dark__
Deserved
2017-12-18 03:18
Well played for Rain. Niko is overrated sometimes, he is a inconsistent player, but Rain deserved it and played very good, like ever.
2017-12-18 03:18
#56
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Iceland caverat
well played, deserved (also deserved MVP on EPL if faze had beat SK)
2017-12-18 03:21
#59
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Israel xpicyyy
DESERVED
2017-12-18 03:23
Deserved rainMONSTA Easily top 3 player for 2017, rain has been insanely impactful. And always so calm & collected... GGWP.
2017-12-18 03:26
He have always been a great player but his stats all 2017 is not as good as some players but he will be in top 5 for sure But if we are talking about right now he is the best player with most inpact in the world going into 2018
2017-12-18 03:41
Agreed, I've been a fan of him since LGB days, and always loved his playstyle. Good to see him finally being on a solid team. Can't wait to see what 2018 brings.
2017-12-18 03:46
+1
2017-12-18 03:51
#66
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Brazil Nobuga
EXPECTED
2017-12-18 03:27
#70
rain | 
Indonesia lather
very deserved rainMONSTAAAAA
2017-12-18 03:29
fat XD
2017-12-18 03:50
#90
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Mongolia Chuluun
WP rainMONSTER
2017-12-18 03:53
Remember a time when everyone thought cENTRYZ was gonna be the next norwegian thing! XD
2017-12-18 04:01
#98
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Poland kRAMERO
centryz was decent even at 1.6
2017-12-18 04:51
He never played at a decent level in 1.6 :)
2017-12-18 11:46
#155
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Poland kRAMERO
only norwegians who played at decent level at the end of 1.6 were tacky and kalle.
2017-12-19 04:05
You just said centryz was decent wtf
2017-12-19 13:22
#168
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Poland kRAMERO
i mean he was good player but with no chance to play in good team at decent level
2017-12-20 07:21
Either my mind playing tricks with me, or m1kkis, prb, REASTEN & more were up there aswell..
2017-12-19 17:11
Also Vertigo, hellzerk, phnien, serpen.. remember these guys playing cashtour 1.6 they used to play up to pairs with"pros" look here: web.archive.org/web/20111117215332/casht..
2017-12-19 17:14
#169
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Poland kRAMERO
"Vertigo, hellzerk, phnien, serpen" - the only one worth of mention here is hellzerk but nothing more. whole norwegian scene was bunch of players who couldnt create a team to compete longer even in tier2 european. i dont know how it goes this way since in 2007 there was MYM with all stars from Nor. Preben was not that powerfull as he was in pair with REAL and as some people know, he retired to early in time where naikon, juve9le, element, xeqtr and others did the same.
2017-12-20 07:32
I know I about that, I threw them in there to prove a point I guess XD Vertigo and hellzerk both played on "DECENT" norwegian teams, right. and bout pirb. true true, after his comeback he wasnt that great, but his name got him into mixes and teams that would play hltv featured tournaments =D and he wasnt that bad tho but you couldve hoped for better XD SYRTEKZ btW ? remember him playing end of cs 1.6 era aswell
2017-12-20 20:01
#173
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Poland kRAMERO
there is a lot wasted talents in norway. i think the biggest one was noLa
2017-12-21 05:37
aaseng =D
2017-12-21 21:42
youtube.com/watch?v=L1eg-x9VwTk&t=114s I'll make a video for ECS Season 4 Soon
2017-12-18 04:33
gratz
2017-12-18 06:15
People say niko is the best player in the world when he's not even the best player in his team. RainGod no1
2017-12-18 06:38
Top 5 player.
2017-12-18 06:40
Deserved
2017-12-18 08:25
#110
rain | 
Russia XehFy
Rain>Niko>fer
2017-12-18 08:47
rainGOD top1
2017-12-18 10:28
#117
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Other Phinks
Deserved
2017-12-18 11:17
Finally!!
2017-12-18 11:32
UNDESERVED! It should have been OLOF!
2017-12-18 11:35
Cold is the best player @2017, easy. But atm, rain is the best player, your moment is brilliant.
2017-12-18 13:19
Gj cancer
2017-12-18 13:20
how fat is he now lol
2017-12-18 14:22
Beast in the booth
2017-12-18 14:59
#131
??? | 
China Netori
nice
2017-12-18 15:21
rain god, fer cyka
2017-12-18 15:26
#135
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Germany Tunio
NiKo gets Outshined by rain and people still think NiKo is Top 1 lmfao
2017-12-18 15:38
1. cold 2. niko 3. fer 4. fallen 5. rain
2017-12-18 15:43
deserved sad to admit but rain much better than NiKo right now, he get crazy stats with impact frags.
2017-12-18 16:27
rain > niko unfortunately he doesnt have a lot of fangays like niko
2017-12-18 19:19
rainnnnnnnnnnnnnnn <3
2017-12-19 02:48
#166
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Europe Vallon
Look at all the monkeys salty about rain's MVP. Meanwhile, fer's good plays are back in early 2017 LUL. rain >>>>>>>>> fer.
2017-12-19 17:33
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